Posts Tagged ‘Bob Tupper’

Meet the Tuppers, D.C.’s Original Beer Geeks

Before the international beer cognoscenti were hip to the smoked lagers of Bamberg, Bob and Ellie Tupper had discovered the Gouda-like quality of the Bavarian town’s Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier. They’d developed an appreciation for the hand-pumped real ales of England, the distinct Kölsches and Altbiers of Rhineland, and the tart lambics of Brussels long before […]

Couple Celebrates Tasting Their 25,000th Beer at Lost Rhino

How long would it take to try 25,000 different beers? With the volume and variety available today, probably not as long as you would think. But for Bethesda couple Bob and Ellie Tupper, who started logging tasting notes in 1979, the answer is 35 years. The Tuppers are the "gypsy" brewing team behind Tuppers' Hop Pocket […]

Why WaPo’s Beer Madness Results Actually Matter This Year

Last week, the Washington Post announced the final results of its annual Beer Madness tournament. For the past five years, the Post's food section has put together a panel of local beer enthusiasts and had them position dozens of beers against each other in a blind tasting. The Post then shares the bracket results in […]

Why Does Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Cost So Much?

Much as I looked forward to the return of Tuppers' Hop Pocket Ale, the old-school (a.k.a. "venerable") Virginia pale ale that was out of production for the last two years, like many of you I was surprised to see sticker prices of $10, $11, even $12...for a four-pack. Who even sells pale ales in four-packs? […]

Two Beer Events on Oct. 27: Bacon Beer and Story Time

Two exciting beer events are coming to D.C. this month — both on the same day. Both parties involved assured me that neither knew the about other, which seems unlikely in a small town with so much tweeting, but I made them all cross their hearts. Brasserie Beck will host Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, who […]